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Characidium vestigipinne  Buckup & Hahn, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Crenuchidae (South American darters) > Characidiinae
Etymology: Characidium: Diminutive of Charax, -akos = a fish without identification (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: known only from the type locality in the headwaters of Caraguatá River, upper Uruguay River drainage.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36884)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9. Roundish black marks on the pelvic, dorsal and anal fins; a black band along the distal margin of anal and pelvic fins; a black band along the distal margin of anal and pelvic fins in adult males (band also present but fainter and narrower in juveniles and females); enlarged anal fin with rounded distal profile in adult males; fins brightly colored with orange or red chromatophores in live adult males; reduction of adipose fin, which may be very small or even absent; lateral line complete or at least extending well beyond the 12th scale of series.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In a small river at 650 m altitude.

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Buckup, P.A. and L. Hahn, 2000. Characidium vestigipinne: a new species of Characidiinae (Teleostei, Characiformes) from Southern Brazil. Copeia 2000(1):150-155. (Ref. 36884)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .